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Richard Eugene Able, Sr.
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Obituary for Richard Eugene Able, Sr.

Richard Eugene Able, Sr., 84, resident of Wilson Bridge Road, Ninety Six, died, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Self Regional Medical Center.

Born December 28, 1933 in Saluda, he was a son of the late Sidney Glover and Julia Lenora Brooks Able. He was a graduate of Saluda High School. During his career, Richard worked with Life of Georgia Insurance Co., Park-Davis and in 1978 he opened Able’s Furniture until his retirement. He was retired from the US Army National Guard after 20 years of service. In his spare time he enjoyed being outside, whether fishing, hunting or playing golf.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ninety Six and the Jack Marshall Sunday School Class.

Surviving are three sons, Richard Eugene, Jr. “Ricky” (Robbie) Able, Thomas W. (Denise) Able and Mark E. (Jane) Able all of Ninety Six; a sister, Jean Horne of Greenwood; a brother, Don (Betty) Able of and a sister-in-law, Norma Able all of Saluda; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; also a dear friend, Doris Corbin. He was predeceased by a son, Michael R. Able and three sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11AM Saturday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Sprouse officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeremy Able, Ben Able, Michael E. Able, T.J. Able and great-grandson, Timothy Oliver along with Drew Bryant and Dr. Michael Bryant.

Honorary escort will be members of the Jack Marshall Sunday School Class along with Dickie Vaughn, Van Hutchins and Jessie Bradford.

The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends from 10 until 11 Saturday morning at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Ninety Six, 205 N. Church Street, Ninety Six, S.C. 29666.

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Greenwood Memorial Gardens

3302 Highway 25 North
Hodges, SC 29653


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